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. well, until hurricane sandy, all the polls showed that it was really a much titler race, and let's again look at the reality that the popular vote was still rather close. >> bill: right. >> and it could very well be that it took, again you hate to see a tragedy like sandy crystallizing votes, but the whole emotional content of the electorate shifted because people saw it wasn't just a storm, a bit of distraction for mitt romney, it showed the public what government was about, the slogan should have been after that, who rebuilt that, the public really saw and i think we talked about that on the show, the necessity of a government that builds, that comes in was clear to everybody. good 2% to 3% have the vote right there. >> bill: i remember the headline a big storm requires big government. they really summed it up. eliot, we'll let you go back to bed. get another hour of sleep. thank you for getting up for us this morning. >> it's great to get up today. >> bill: congratulations to you and all the current team, as well. etteout spitzer see him at 8:00 p.m. on current tv. >> announce
. >> a video about how to help the victims of sandy. he represented a lot of those areas in new york and it is a video saying here's what you can do to help. don't forget these victims. you have to get involved. that was the one tweet he sent out. he hasn't sent anymore out since. it was just the one but he's back. >> bill: did he send it from the locker room? was he clothed? >> you can go follow him at retweiner. >> bill: all right. before we get to your calls so just expanding on this idea of -- so again president obama with this line-up of people supporting him right? and we talked about the voter suppression and attempts of voter suppression, especially cutting down on early voting which meant longer lines and closing some -- polling places which meant longer lines. talking points memo this morning did a little -- yesterday did a little survey reported this morning on guess who had to wait in lines longer than anybody else? obama voters, 16% of them said they had to wait in line at least 30 minutes. only 9%
stories of the year. the london olympics, the election super storm sandy and honey boo-boo but the number one most searched was the iphone 5 which is maybe not the headline that bing wants since it is owned by microsoft. iphone 5 owned by apple. >> bill: that is interesting. >> i have to get one. >> bill: silly girl. >> so many people have bought tickets for tonight's powerball drawing, the estimated jackpot has grown to $500 million the second highest lottery payout in u.s. history. mega millions saw the $656 million jackpot winner earlier this year. >> bill: there it is. i've got them. >> i'm getting five, too. >> bill: there is my quick pick. >> they're $2 though. >> cyprian has his now too he just showed. you've got competition. >> bill: competition in house here. >> bill has said if he wins, he's going to split the winnings with all of us here on the show. i thought it was really sweet. >> bill: you know i'm not that dumb. >> payout is about half that so it is about $250 million. you will be as r
victims of sandy out in queens and different parts of new york. >> bill: oh, wow. >> it is devastating. people really need help. they need donations. red cross catholic charities whatever works. and people are going to need jobs. so we were out there to help talk about the moneys that the administration just released, $27 million for the state of new york. to hire out dislocated workers for the cleanup. >> bill: really. you know there have to be a lot of jobs in that -- i know you madam secretary secretary napolitano, secretary of housing, shaun donovan and others were out in the field yesterday representing the administration. of course, fema has done such a great job responding. >> the president has been excellent and everyone seems to be very focused on this. but it's going to be a long haul. >> bill: did you find that people are starting to get back on their feet there? >> somewhat. they don't have -- some places do not have electricity, running water. you have elderly in high rise pu
. the president is dealing with the aftermath of hurricane sandy today. he heads to new york this morning to look at the damage and to thank first responders who risked their lives last month. later this evening president obama will host the cast and crew of the movie "lincoln" for a screening at the white house. he is coming off a very important news conference yesterday. not only was this the first since his re-election, it was also the first he's held in eight months. several reporters did want to talk about the general petraeus scandal, of course but the president fortunately did get to spend a lot of time on the fiscal cliff which is what he was hoping for. while left room for a compromise by not taking a hard, red line on taxes he did say that he will not extend cuts for the rich. >> obama: when it comes to the top 2%, what i'm not going to do is to extend further tax cut for folks who don't need it which would cost close to a trillion dollars. >> senate democrats are hoping he will stick to that claim and not comprom
. >> indeed. >> bill: hurricane sandy makes the case for president obama. check it out at our president and billpressshow.com. the president will be racing from battleground state to battleground state today, tomorrow, saturday, sunday monday, and then ends up in chicago along with him as part of the press pool right down to the very end margaret who covers the white house for him for bloomberg news. good morning. >> good morning. >> bill: have you got your bags packed? >> yeah, i can throw it together pretty quick. it got so crazy for the last month and a half. >> bill: exactly. so the big news today is mayor bloomberg's endorsement, especially because he has been so grumpy about both of them saying they won't do anything about gun control or climate change, why did he change his mind? now he came out yesterday and endorsed president obama. >> yes, of course he had endorsed george bush four years before the last election. but there were a number of factors, but lead with climate change and that sandy has solidified or raised the stakes in the whole deal. he co
you look at hurricane sandy, because we spent most of last week talking about hurricane sandy last week, with good reason but it does have a political dimension, so i'm asking you, do you think it ended up helping president obama or governor romney? >> i it helps the president. because mitt romney was left doing nothing. he collected canned goods or something in iowa, and it seemed like it was helping because also make political headway. i think it certainly iced mitt romney's momentum as well and i think in times of national trauma, people rally behind the guy who is in the job. >> bill: yeah, provided he is doing his job, and the president really was. now the battleground states vice president biden in ohio made it very clear how important ohio is. here is a quick clip. >> we need you. together we can win ohio and if he win ohio we win this election. >> bill: that's kind of it isn't? >> that is it. and they are feeling good. he emailed back two words easy breezy. i'm sure he is not taking it that much in stride but they are feeling much better at this point. the
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